Better Futures Youth Support Worker

Location : Melbourne (Morwell)

Organisation : Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) via BigSplash

Work Type : Part-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : $58,000

Application Closing Date : 22-07-2018

About the Role

  • Morwell Office
  • Part time 0.8 FTE (30.4 hrs), 12 month contract
  • $58,000


The Better Futures Youth Worker will act as the key worker, being the main contact for the entire period of leaving care support, taking on case management support when the young person leaves care.

The roles will include:

  • A strong focus on achieving outcomes: economic, personal, social and housing.
  • Developing and implementing a detailed plan including assigning a flexible support package based on the plan.
  • Provide life and living skills development for the client group


To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal communities and culture and an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal people in contemporary Australia
  • A sound understanding of Aboriginal culture, values, protocols, inter-generational factors and complex kinship systems, as well as the issues facing vulnerable Aboriginal people today.
  • A knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding Youth, homelessness, adolescent out-of-home care, the Child Protection and Youth Justice systems and available resources and services in inner Gippsland.
  • Skills in assertive outreach, assessment and case management.
  • An ability to engage young people in out-of-home care including Residential Care, Kinship Care and Home-Based Care.
  • An ability to assist young people transition and develop the necessary skills for independent living.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) via BigSplash

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) operates within the context that Aboriginal children continue to be significantly over-represented in the protection and care system within Victoria. VACCA considers that it has the responsibility and the opportunity to promote, advocate for and achieve positive changes in the lives of Aboriginal children, their families and the broader Aboriginal community.

If you like to be part of an Organization that strives in strengthening the safety and wellbeing and cultural connectedness of Aboriginal children, individuals and families in their community, we want to hear from you

Apply for this Job

  • Application deadline is Sunday 22 July 2018

  • For more information regarding your exciting future with VACCA, please contact Bavi Rai, Recruitment Advisor on 9287 8835 or Pania Craik, Team Leader-Youth Services on 03 5135 6055

  • For a copy of the position description and to apply for this position, click here www.vacca.recruitmenthub.com.au

  • Applications must include:

  • A cover letter outlining why you are applying for this position

  • A resume with your skills, experience and qualifications

  • Written responses to the key selection criteria

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply

    To apply for this job go to: http://vacca.recruitmenthub.com.au & enter ref code: 4242797.

    Please quote in application: Better Futures Youth Support Worker via Pro Bono Australia.


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